January 30th, 2014
The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for the annual Kane area "Citizen-of-the-Year" award.
The Kane Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations at its office at 54 Fraley St. in Uptown Kane.
Kane boys from grades 1-3 that attended the Kane Little Wolves Basketball Camp entertained the crowd during halftime of Wednesday's junior varsity game. The players showed off their skills learned at the camp, including the proper defense stance.
ST. MARYS â€“ Officials on Thursday confirmed the death of a St. Marys Mersen USA employee after an industrial explosion in the morning.
Noah Nichelson, St. Marys Mersen USA general manager said in a statement that one employee was killed and two were injured following â€śan equipment related accidentâ€ť at the plant.
Emergency dispatchers confirmed a call went out shortly after 9 a.m. to Mersen USA in St. Marys, located at 1032 Trout Run Rd.
JAMES CITY â€“ The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a permit for a controversial underground "injection well" near James City.
The permit has been issued to Seneca Resources-- the exploration and production wing of National Fuel Gas of Williamsville near Buffalo.
According to State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway), the Commonwealth has come a long way in the past few years but significant additional progress must still be made.
As the governor's budget will be released in early February, Scarnati said legislators have created "a tough budget cycle" as they've been "advocating for more funding for our public schools."
Because of this, and other factors, finding the dollars to completely fund the spending plan has been a tall task.
The Kane Lady Wolves opened the game on a 7-0 run and wouldn't look back in a 60-24 win over Ridgway Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"They kept their focus, that's what I ask of them," Kane coach Dave Kiehl said. "They just keep working hard. We just take it one game at a time and go from there."
The visiting Ridgway Elkers trailed the Kane Wolves boysâ€™ basketball team 9-8 going into the locker room at halftime. Whatever the Elker coaching staff said during the break must have sunk in, because Ridgway came out and outscored the home team 21-10 during the next eight minutes on their way to posting a 42-24 win in the Wolvesâ€™ Den on Wednesday night.
Despite frigid temperatures, many Kane area residents turned out Tuesday to donate blood in a "Heart To Heart" blood drive in memory of Chris Riley.
SMETHPORT â€“ Representatives from Kane and Mt. Jewett have been added to the McKean County Planning Commission.
The new commission members include Erin Vassallo, executive director of the Kane Area Development Center, and Don Martyna, a member of the Mt. Jewett Borough Council.
The year 2013 started out very slowly for this nature photographer, as it usually does. The January cold and snow keeping me indoors, or shoveling snow most of the time, as the cabin fever was about to set in for another long and cold winter season. Then, the first call of the year came in, telling me of evening grosbeaks being seen in the area. I always wanted a picture of the elusive yellow bird from the North, but in recent years they had not been plentiful in our area.